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Author: Elaine M. Howle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: requests, process, received, fee, expires, funding, cannot, program, state, justice, california, missing, dna, persons, department
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1437921396
ISBN-13: 9781437921397

Audit report concerning the Calif. Dept. of Justiceżs Missing Persons DNA Program and whether the program is meeting its statutory provisions and efficiently using its funds. The missing persons program reached full operation in July 2004. As of the end of Feb. 2005, the program had received 799 requests and completed DNA analysis for 261 of them. However, it is unlikely to complete testing all of the requests it has already received before the fee supporting the program expires. Several elements of the missing persons program are sound, but the program needs to improve some of its managerial

Author: Loren Yager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: clouds, ministerial, prospects, doha, agreement, kong, hong, trade, organization, limited, progress, world
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2006-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422307247
ISBN-13: 9781422307243

The World Trade Org. (WTO) Doha Dev't. RoundÓ of global trade talks, launched in Doha, Qatar, in Nov. 2001, is a once in a generation opportunityÓ to expand trade. Due to various require., concluding the negotiations in 2006 is essential for a Doha agree. to qualify for congressional consid. under U.S. Trade Promotion Auth. (TPA), which expires July 1, 2007. A ministerial meeting among the WTO's 149 members was held on Dec. 13-18, 2005, in Hong Kong, China, to make decisions needed to advance the talks. This report: provides the status of the Doha negotiations on the eve of the Hong Kong min

Author: Louis J. Rodrigues
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: procurement, rdt, programs, dod, rescissions, budget, potential, reductions, defense
Number of Pages: 67
Published: 1996-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788135791
ISBN-13: 9780788135798

An examination of the DoD's FY 1997 budget. Identifies opportunities to reduce FY 97 procurement & RDT&E requests by $3.2 billion & to rescind prior years' procurement & RDT&E appropriations by about $454.9 million. Reductions &/or rescissions can be made because schedules slipped, requirements changed, & issues affecting program funding emerged since the budget request was developed. Potential rescissions include about $35.6 million in excess prior years' appropriates for which obligational authority expires on Sep. 30, 1996.

Author: David Gootnick
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improve, allocation, pepfar, funding, could, approach, hiv, aids, country, based, global
Number of Pages: 73
Published: 2008-08
ISBN-10: 1437905463
ISBN-13: 9781437905465

The Pres. Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provides assistance for combating HIV/AIDS in 15 focus countries and elsewhere, with global targets for prevention, treatment, and care. The U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Act of 2003, which authorizes the $15 billion program, contains directives to guide the allocation of this funding. The act expires in Sept. 2008. The Pres. intends to ask Congress to authorize $30 billion for these efforts for the next 5 years. In 2007, the Institute of Med. recommended eliminating the directives. This report describes: (1) the views of HIV

Author: Shayerah Ilias (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: policy, options, congress, issues, bank, export, import, reauthorization
Number of Pages: 28
Published: 2011-10-01
ISBN-10: 1437988601
ISBN-13: 9781437988604

The Export-Import Bank (EIB) is the official U.S. export credit agency. It operates under a renewable charter. EIB's most recent reauthorization was in 2006, when Congress extended the Bank's authority through FY 2011. Since its inception, EIB programs have supported more than $400 billion in U.S. exports. The Bank's charter expires on Sept. 30, 2011. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Overview of EIB; EIB's Role in Promoting U.S. Exports; EIB Stakeholders; International Export Credit Environment; (3) Issues for Congress; (4) Potential Options for Congress: Structure of EIB;

Author: Katherine Siggerud
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: issues, reauthorization, congressional, testimony, challenges, states, safety, programs, progress, traffic
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437908101
ISBN-13: 9781437908107

To help states reduce traffic fatalities, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transport. Equity Act (SAFETEA) authorized funding for the Nat. Hwy. Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA) to award traffic safety grants to states and implement a high-visibilty enforce. (HVE) program that combines intensive state and local enforce. of safety belt and impaired driving laws with media commun. This statement addresses: (1) NHTSAżs progress in administering and overseeing the traffic safety grant and HVE programs; (2) the programsż effectiveness in addressing traffic safety issues; and (3) issues for

Author: Dana A. Shea
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: issues, options, congress, policy, reauthorization, facility, security, chemical
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437920896
ISBN-13: 9781437920895

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has statutory authority to regulate chemical facilities for security purposes. This authority expires in December 2010. The 111th Congress is taking action to reauthorize this program, but the scope and details of its reauthorization remains an issue of congressional debate. Some Members of Congress support an extension, either short- or long-term, of the existing authority. Other Members call for revision and more extensive codification of chemical facility security regulatory provisions. The tension between continuing and changing the statutory autho
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